A federal workforce diversity grant of more than $1 million will enable the School of Nursing at Western Carolina University (WCU) to partner with Mission Health to increase the quality of nursing care provided to patients in rural western North Carolina (WNC). Titled the Western North Carolina RN to BSN Rural Education and Support (RN-BRES) [...]
At the April 22, 2014, meeting of Asheville, NC, City Council, Karen Olsen, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Mission Hospital received a Proclamation by Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer declaring May 6-12, 2014, as Nurses Week. To view photos and read details open this link.
The 2013 Nursing Annual Report for Mission Health highlights accomplishments of nurses in five Mission Health hospitals—Angel Medical Center, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, McDowell Hospital, Mission Hospital, and Transylvania Regional Hospital. To read the report, open this direct link on any computer: http://www.mission-health.org/sites/default/files/2013missionhealthnursingannualreportprintweb_0.pdf You may also read the report by going to www.mission-health.org, then open [...]
Mission Children’s Hospital, Asheville, NC, uses movie goggles to calm and distract young patients during MRIs. This approach promotes shorter testing times and often eliminates the need for sedation, as children lie quietly focusing on the movie that displays as if it were on a screen five feet away. Additional coping strategies, such as using [...]
The Mission Health Nursing Leadership Council held their quarterly meeting January 23, 2014, at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, NC. The council is a central shared decision making group, consisting of nursing leaders of six system-wide councils. These councils collaborate to standardize patient care across the five hospitals of Mission Health [...]